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Alignability vs. bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio for optical interconnects
Author(s): Russell S. Beech; Anjan K. Ghosh
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Paper Abstract

It is desirable to design an optical interconnect so that it has high bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratio, and alignability. Examining the relationship between the alignability and bandwidth and the alignability and signal-to-noise ratio shows that increasing the alignability can lead to a simultaneous increase in the signal-to-noise ratio, but a decrease in the bandwidth. To find a design which balances these opposing effects, the product of alignability, signal-to-noise ratio, and bandwidth is plotted versus the normalized detector size of the interconnect. The peak of this curve yields the optimum detector size for the given physical interconnect design. Using this detector size, the interconnect's signal power and receiver parameters can be altered, as needed, to yield the required bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
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Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983216
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Russell S. Beech, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Anjan K. Ghosh, Univ. of Iowa (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1773:
Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; John A. Neff; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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